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Book Review: Keeping Your Dividend Edge

In Keeping Your Dividend Edge, Todd Wenning, CFA, describes the new market environment that necessitates a revised approach for selecting and monitoring dividend-paying stocks.

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Smart Home Cleaning Gadgets for the Fastidious Tech Lover

Hate to clean? Let these smart home gadgets do the cleaning for you! If you’ve ever wished the floor would mop itself and all the dust bunnies could just magically disappear, you’re not the only one. Lucky for you, eliminating dust bunnies and other grime has never been easier. Thanks to smart home cleaning devices, […]

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Brexit and Bad Faith

My long article on the Chagos Islands sat unfinished yesterday, despite my passion for the subject, as I was horribly fascinated by the Gothic twists and turns of the Brexit debates in the House of Commons. I seldom write on the subject, but some observations seem now called for. The Westminster system of handling business […]

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One thing Congress gets right: funding their own pensions

Turns out Congressmen make a lot of money… A study found that while the average American’s net worth increased 3.7% per year between 2004-2012, members of Congress averaged 15.4% annual gains. That high level of pay means half the members of Congress are millionaires today… and continue to collect their $174,000 annual salary. Of course […]

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Snappmarket Tapping Into the Online Grocery Market in Iran

Snapp the online transportation network giant has partnered up with HyperStar, the subsidiary of French multinational retailer Carrefour in Iran to tap into the Iranian online grocery market with a new brand named Snappmarket. The online grocery market is becoming the next sector to tap all around the world. Only in the U.S., the online […]

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Meritage Corp (MTH) Gets a Hold Rating from Wedbush

Wedbush analyst Jay McCanless maintained a Hold rating on Meritage Corp (MTH) today and set a price target of $39. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $44.70, close to its 52-week high of $44.83. According to TipRanks.com, McCanless is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 2.4% and a 47.8% success rate. McCanless covers […]

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How Agile Are Iranian Startups?

Scrum can be considered the most popular method of implementing agile patterns among small companies and software teams, especially startups. Software development agility is said to be a collection of techniques and patterns that aim to develop software in rotational periods and interact between the software development team and the business sector for the development […]

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The Impact of Single Stocks on Factor Returns

Using the Value factor as a case study, how do single stocks influence factor returns? And how do the FAANG stocks influence six common equity factors?

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The CAO of Iberiabank (IBKC) is Selling Shares

Today, the CAO of Iberiabank (IBKC), Michael Scott Price, sold shares of IBKC for $41.41K. Following Michael Scott Price’s last IBKC Sell transaction on June 19, 2015, the stock climbed by 11.6%. In addition to Michael Scott Price, 4 other IBKC executives reported Sell trades in the last month. See today’s analyst top recommended stocks […]

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Future Predictions of Smart Home Tech

The smart home tech industry is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years. An estimated 32% of US households currently have a smart home product. By 2022, that number is expected to jump to 53%. With growth comes change—as technology advances, it translates to even more intuitive smart home products that will change the […]

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